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King Snake just loves to talk, and when he captures two mice, Tinkerton and Henry, he's thinking more of an audience than dinner. In an effort to escape from the loquacious serpent, Tinkerton and Henry devise a plan and sew together a surprise for King Snake -fake mice to leave in their place. But King Snake doesn't get angry when he realizes that he's been duped; rather, he's very excited about the two beautiful gifts that Tinkerton and Henry have left for him. A fun tale about two very resourceful mice and a gregarious garter snake.
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John Manders has illustrated more than 30 books, including QUIET NIGHT by Marilyn Singer and FERGUS AND THE NIGHT-DEMON by Jim Murphy. He enjoys researching historical periods for his illustrations and has infused the pictures for SUCH A PRINCE with details of Russia during the time of the czars. He lives in Highland Park, Pennsylvania. For more information visit www.johnmanders.com.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2. Henry and Tinkerton are on their way home when King Snake slithers up and frightens them. The two mice run for cover, but Tinkerton isn't fast enough, and the serpent wraps himself around him. Happy to have a captive audience, King Snake explains that he really isn't a king at all, but a common garter snake who loves to tell stories. Thus begins a lengthy conversation between the reptile and the rodents, as the two sides match wits?with Henry and Tinkerton trying to keep the conversation going until they can come up with a plan to escape. Eventually, they use their tailoring skills and sewing equipment to concoct a surprise that fools their captor and allows them to run away. The big, bold print makes this book easy to read with a small group or to share one-on-one. Manders's watercolor-and-colored-pencil illustrations are bright, glossy, and engrossing. The large, clearly drawn cartoons are filled with humor and expression.?Kathy Mitchell, Gadsden Co. Public Library, Quincy,
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110395746809
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Condition: New. John Manders (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0395746809